Erich Nesselhauf, who has been Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV) since June 2014, will return to Germany to take over global responsibility for Manufacturing Engineering at Daimler Trucks’ headquarters effective 1st October 2018. His successor will be announced in due course.
Erich Nesselhauf joined Daimler Trucks’ Indian project organization in 2008 and built the local procurement and supply chain strategies from ground up. Selecting and training the newly formed set of suppliers to achieve the required high localization level of more than 90 percent today, he contributed a key founding pillar of DICV. Effective June 2014, he was named Managing Director and CEO of DICV. Under his leadership, the company further accelerated its unprecedented ramp-up in the Indian CV industry as it advanced to a production of almost 100,000 vehicles since 2012, domestic sales of more than 75,000 BharatBenz units in India, vehicle exports under the BharatBenz, FUSO, Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner brands to over 40 markets across the globe and more than 50 million quality parts from India supplied to other Daimler entities in Europe, Japan, North and South America.
Hartmut Schick, Head of Daimler Trucks Asia, said, “We thank Erich Nesselhauf for more than ten years of dedicated service in this strategic growth market. Under his leadership, we have firmly established our footprint in India, which includes our domestic BharatBenz business as well as exports from India to markets around the globe.”
DICV, the wholly owned subsidiary of Daimler AG, Germany, is a full-fledged commercial vehicle player in the Indian market and the only Daimler entity worldwide with a brand dedicated to its home market: BharatBenz. The company produces and sells in India above nine to 49 tonne trucks and, under its bus division, BharatBenz buses and Mercedes-Benz coaches.